Just too complicated for a B-Ball game. Seriously, I want to press a button and release it at the top of my jump to shoot 3-pointers. Took too long to figure out all of the controls, and play calling. Overly complicated in my opinion. Call me crazy, but I want to be able to customize my 'custom' players to superhero caliber -99 in everything- without having to go through all the boring drills. It's my player, let me do what I want. I wanted a game I could pick up and play, this game isn't that. Some folks might like all the intricacies of basketball and want them in their game, that's fine. But, make passing and shooting easier for the lazy.
I hated this game and returned it the day after receiving it. I wanted to like. I just don't want to get another college degree to play it.
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One thing people like to overrate is the Jordan modes. Personally I don't care about Jordan, or any of that Legend garbage. I like this game for what it is, Basketball. I haven't run into any glitches as of yet, and it really does run smooth. The competition had to delay the game due to poor quality, but this game is superb.
Let me just get one thing straight. This actually drives me crazy. The game still doesn't look good, it is very bumpy. They really need to up the detail work, but it seems to be a bit better than NBA 2K10, which was almost like playing PS2 games (no offense). But still, with games like Uncharted and Metal Gear, there should be no reason to leave a project like this. Needs to be cleaned up even more. Cannot wait till the year they make the game actually "pretty". But don't get me wrong, it is NOT bad, just not as sharp as I want a concentrated game to be. With 10 guys only on court, in my expectations, this should look amazing, but doesn't.
I play these games just for Basketball. I love the Franchise mode along with creating my own superstar and going through a journey. The modes are almost the same. I wish they put more work into these, as it's what I play all the time. I spend hundreds of hours in these two modes, and this game will not be any different. This game is the BAR for Basketball games on consoles, or anywhere else. And this year around, the Trophies aren't glitched. You can actually earn the Platinum. As far as the look, it's a lot more simple and organized compared to the last few years.
Oh yea, last thing. Online is still awful and unbearable. I don't mind it cause I never liked to play it to begin with, but warning to you fans. Don't get this for its multiplayer modes, you will be HUGELY disappointed. While there are many flaws, this has what I want, and for me this game is perfect (outside the mediocre graphics).
OVERALL = 9.1 (out of 10)
Pros: Controls and game-play are simplistic! Cons: Graphics and online is strenuous.